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Tony Stewart seems to be running his season in reverse

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

By Richard Allen
Throughout his time as a Sprint Cup driver, Tony Stewart has been a slow starter and a strong finisher. Last year served a perfect example of that when he struggled just to qualify for the Chase for the Championship then reeled off five wins over the final ten races to claim his third […]

Johnson victory breaks long Chevrolet winless streak

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

By Richard Allen
With the powerful teams of Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet is not used to enduring long losing streaks. However, the manufacturing giant has been through a bit of a dry spell in terms of race victories throughout the second half of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
When Jimmie Johnson took the checkered […]

After tumultous season, Allmendinger returning to site of his best finish

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

By Richard Allen
A.J. Allmendinger is qualified in the 26th position for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race in Martinsville. The fact that he is there at all is somewhat of a minor miracle.
As has been well documented, Allmendinger was declared ineligible to race just a few short hours prior to start of the July 4th weekend event […]

Gordon seeking Martinsville redemption

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

By Richard Allen
In the late stages of the Sprint Cup race held at the Martinsville Speedway back on April 1st of this year, it looked as if all the stars had aligned themselves in just the right way for Jeff Gordon to earn the coveted 200th victory for Hendrick Motorsports. However, just a quickly as […]

Hamlin and Bowyer must make up ground in Martinsville

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

By Richard Allen
After Sunday’s NASCAR event in Martinsville there will only be three races remaining on the Sprint Cup schedule which means it’s make or break time for any drivers who might be hanging on the edge of contention for the 2012 Chase for the Championship title. Two such drivers are Denny Hamlin and Clint […]

Knaus shows he’s still the best in the business

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

By Richard Allen
As if there was any doubt, Chad Knaus is the best crew chief in NASCAR. If proof is required, go back and look at the video from Sunday’s Sprint Cup race in Kansas and listen to how he directed the actions of his crew members after Jimmie Johnson spun and backed into the […]

Hendrick reversal on Junior’s status very un-Hendrick like

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

By Richard Allen
If there has ever been an organization in NASCAR that excelled at crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s it is Hendrick Motorsports. But this past Sunday in Kansas, it looked as if the company that has accumulated more championship trophies than any other over the past couple of decades was […]

Better be good on the ‘cookie cutters’ from here on

Friday, October 19th, 2012

By Richard Allen
The Chase for the Championship appears to have boiled down to a three, or possibly four, man race from this point forward. Brad Keselowski holds a seven point lead over Jimmie Johnson and a fifteen point advantage over Denny Hamlin with five races remaining. Clint Bowyer lurks 28 points back in hopes of […]

What if Junior never races again?

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

By Richard Allen
According to reports, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. will miss this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Kansas and then will return to action the following week in Martinsville. This after the popular driver has already missed one race this past weekend in Charlotte due to concussions caused by wrecks in Kansas and Talladega.
As of […]

New qualifying format ends top-35 guarantees

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

By Richard Allen
I am always one who is quick to criticize NASCAR for things I don’t like, so in the interest of fairness, I’m going to offer praise when the sanctioning body does something I agree with.
On Tuesday, it was officially announced that a significant change will take place in the way fields will be […]

Sorry malcontents, Fox TV extension tells NASCAR that all is well

Monday, October 15th, 2012

By Richard Allen
For those of us who have become disheartened by the direction NASCAR has taken over the past several years, the news that came out on Monday morning does not offer hope for any sort of meaningful change. With its television contracts set to expire at the end of the 2014 season, the sanctioning […]

Here’s the worst thing about fuel mileage races

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

By Richard Allen
There are many things not to like about NASCAR races that end with a slow moving, fuel saving stretch run. And it seems now as if those type of races are becoming the norm rather than the exception. Saturday’s Sprint Cup event in Charlotte became the latest in a long list of races […]

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